Mineola Mustangs 2 TEAM PAGE

Mineola Middle School
Mineola, NY, USA

Online Contest:
Erase A Chalkboard
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Interrante
Team Members: 11
Invitations: 0

    What we're studying:
    Engineering Design

    Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
    "Just get it done!"

    Why we think we should win:
    There are multiple reasons why our team should win the Rube Goldberg contest. We put in a lot of time, effort, and thought into this project. We faced many trial and errors over the past few weeks. However, we have come up with a Rube Goldberg machine that works well and uses the required number of steps to do the required action.

    Suggestion for next year's challenge:
    1) Plant a seed
    2) Poor milk into a cereal bowl
    3) Knock down 10 bowling pins
    4) Open a book
    5) Crack an egg into a pan
    6) Cut a loaf of bread
    7) Peel a banana
    8) Dial a phone
    9) Open a drawer
    10) Hit a golf ball into a hole

    Our Step List

    Step 1

    Press button which turns toy hamster on and hamster moves.

    Step 2

    Toy hamster hits eraser

    Step 3

    Eraser hits dominoes

    Step 4

    Dominoes hit marble down tube

    Step 5

    Marble goes through plastic marble set

    Step 6

    Marble comes out the marble set and slides down wooden ramp

    Step 7

    Marble hits golf ball

    Step 8

    Golf ball hits dominoes which hits wooden blocks which hits book which hits box of staples which hits set of books.

    Step 9

    Final book is attached to a bucket with a string. It falls and drags the bucket with it.

    Step 10

    Bucket drags wet sponge across black board which erases it.

    Our Close-ups: Photos

    Our Close-ups: Favorite Step

    Our Close-ups: Task Completion

    Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough

    Our Machine Run Videos

    Machine Run #1
    Machine Run #2